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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on difficulty, facts, necessity, and quotations

By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Letters and Social Aims. Quotation and Originality

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on quotations

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Journals, May 1849

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on good and quotations

The next thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on beauty, happiness, poetry, and quotations

The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on life, literature, and quotations

Every man is a borrower and a mimic, life is theatrical and literature a quotation.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on life, people, and quotations

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Orson Welles on order and quotations

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.

Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)

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A Quote by N. Eldon Tanner on absence, admiration, anger, blessings, character, cities, control, desires, determination, difficulty, discipline, eternity, failure, fatherhood, good, justice, laws, leadership, meaning, pity, proverbs, quotations, self-con

"Success Is Gauged By Self-Mastery" I should like to say a few words about self-discipline, self-control, or self-mastery which is so important to all of us if we are to accomplish what we set out to do and enjoy the blessings which we desire so much. First, I should like to quote some of the philosophers. Plato said: "The first and best victory is to conquer self; to be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and vile." And da Vinci once said: "You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself." Then he goes on to say that "the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. . . . And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others." In other words,he cannot be a worthy father or leader. Solomon in all his wisdom made this meaningful statement: "He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city." (Proverbs 16:32) There are two important elements in self-mastery. The first is to determine your course or set the sails, so to speak, of moral standards; the other is the willpower, or the wind in the sails carrying one forward. As I said before, character is determined by the extent to which we can master ourselves toward good ends. It is difficult to say just what builds good character, but we know it when we see it. It always commands our admiration, and the absence of it our pity. But it is largely a matter of willpower.

N. Eldon Tanner (1898 - 1982)

Source: Ensign, May 1975, p. 75.

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on quotations

I quote others only the better to express myself.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Matt Ghaffari on competition, disappointment, gold, quotations, sports, tears, and victory

I looked up and saw my flag. But I didn't hear my anthem. The quotation above from 6 ft 4 inch, 286 pound Silver Medalist Ghaffari (who broke down in tears on the medal stand) summed up his disappointment after an overtime loss to Aleksandr Karelin of Russia. A win would have given Ghaffari not only the Olympic gold medal but also his first victory over Karelin, something of which he has literally dreamed about after 20 meets between the two. Karelin dominates international competition in the sport.

Matt Ghaffari

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